Linking Key Competencies to e-Learning

Thinking
· Getting students to think about how they would use the different resources/ tools, when to use them, which is most appropriate etc
· Independent decision making.
· Locating and working with information.
· Analysing and sifting information.
· Questioning
· You tube clips
· Writing questions about a text
· Selecting links
· Finding information
· Entering/ exiting programmes
· Decisions about how to present information
· Problem solving – cyber safety

Using Language, Symbols and Text
· Need to have the knowledge of topic related language.
· Understand language/ symbols related to the various digital technologies (digital cameras, IWB etc, opening and shutting programs)
· Any word based materials
· Using graphic and image based material
· Identifying letters/ numbers – knowing keyboard
· Publishing stories/ poems
· Maths software
· Reading resources
· Word processing

Managing Self
· Using equipment appropriately
· Operating equipment independently
· Following rules/ routines
· Safety
· Following the structure of the task – knowing your position in the process.
· Prioritising needs
· Turn taking/ sharing a computer
· Time management
· Being focussed and on task
· Ethics – plagiarism

Relating to Others
· Taking on ‘expert’ roles
· Peer tutoring
· Cooperation and collaboration activities
· Group work to analyse information
· Respecting others needs for resources
· Sharing/ turn taking
· Helping others
· Accepting other’s information
· Blogs, podcasting
· Being responsible for what you put online
· Social networking
· Cyber safety, cyber bullying
Participating and Contributing
· Actively assisting in task completion
· Sharing and presenting outcomes/ findings/ results and issues/ questions
· Viewing clips from you tube
· Contributing to blogs
· Online resources – students participating on interactive whiteboard
· Data projector – contributing and listening
· Sharing what they know, short cuts etc
· Anything web 2.0
· Web quests
· Wikipedia – adding information